Special Education Teacher
Educational Services of America - Countryside, IL

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We are seeking FT Special Education (Type 10 w/LBS) Certified Teacher for our Ombudsman Lyons Plus center in Countryside, IL for the 2012-2013 School Year.

Ombudsman Educational Services (OES) is a division of Educational Services of America (ESA), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 alternative and special education schools and programs. Based in Nashville, Tenn., ESA partners with more than 240 public school districts in 22 states to operate more than 170 schools and programs.

Ombudsman is accredited by AdvancED and provides students with an approach and an environment that are different from a traditional classroom setting. Students receive computer-assisted personalized instruction, individualized attention with a low student-to-instructor ratio and the freedom to work at their own pace.

Middle and high school students who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out of school often benefit from the one-on-one attention from Ombudsman. Instructors work with at-risk students to determine his or her abilities, challenges and personal needs. Ombudsman instructors help students identify and overcome academic obstacles as well as family, personal and emotional issues that impact their success. At Ombudsman, each student has the potential to graduate and succeed in life.

The Special Education Teacher provides leadership so that students make meaningful progress toward reaching their full potential as learners and meets the responsibilities of the position in a quality manner with an open mind toward performance improvement recommendations, so that all resources are utilized efficiently. The Special Education Teacher diagnoses, prescribes, treats and evaluates students on an individual level and on-going basis. The Special Education Teacher is accountable for student conduct and upholding center rules and goals and supports the Site Director in all facets of the program including maintenance, discipline and progress.

Required Skills:
Required Skills:
Valid Special Education certificate (Type 10 w/LBS)

Bachelor’s Degree with middle or high school teaching experience.

Strong motivational and communication skills and an adaptability to shifting priorities so that a positive learning environment is assured.

Ability to prioritize so that deadlines are met.

Organizational skills and attention to detail.

Clerical skills for typing and preparation of reports.

Experience with EBD students.

Required Skills

Required Experience

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